FUUSE is served by a dedicated staff team led by interim minister Rev. Terry Sweester, as well as by volunteer leaders, committees and teams, whose participation FUUSE depends on. For information on our volunteer leaders, see Our Board, Committees, and Teams.

Reverend Terry Sweester
Interim Minister. revterry@exeteruu.org

“A born Unitarian, a fifth-generation Universalist, and a parish minister for more than fifty years, I have been honored to bring my experience and energy to the service of liberal religion as a volunteer, parish minister, fundraiser, consulting minister, executive of the Ballou Channing District, Interim Senior Minister of All Souls Church in Washington, DC, Special Assistant to the President of the UUA, Senior Advisor to the UUA President, Vice President for Stewardship and Development, Interim Senior Minister of the (Beacon) Unitarian Church in Summit, NJ, Interim Senior Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills, MA, Interim Senior Minister, First Church Salem, MA, Interim Minister, First Parish Dorchester, MA, Transitional Minister, Shoreline UU Society, Madison, CT, and currently Interim Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, NH. I have been married to the Reverend M. Susan Milnor (Interim Senior Minister of the First Parish Church in Beverly, MA) since 1987. Our daughter, Abigail, is a 2012 graduate of Smith College and a 2017 graduate of the MFA program at the Actor’s Studio in New York City. She is a working actor in New York.”

Karen Prazar & Cecilia Kiely
Religious Education Coordinators. dre@exeteruu.org

Karen and Cecilia are excited to return as the FUUSE Religious Education Co-Coordinators for 2023-24. They started in this role mid-November 2022 and are looking forward to continuing to work with the FUUSE children and families—and to welcome new ones as well!

Karen and Cecilia live in Nottingham with their seven-year-old daughter, Georgia, who is in second grade. Karen grew up attending FUUSE with her parents, Margery and Greg Prazar, who are longtime FUUSE members.

During the week, Karen works as a family nurse practitioner at Lamprey Health Care in Raymond, seeing patients at the community health center and mentoring new nurse practitioners. Before her nursing career, Karen worked as an outdoor educator and loves engaging the kids with a balance of active games and crafting activities.

Cecilia currently works as an admissions reviewer for the University of Washington Honors Program in addition to running The Outboard, a newsletter for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Cecilia has also worked as a writer, editor, and educator, and she loves spending time at the library finding stories for the weekly Time for All Ages book reading.

Nancy Grenier
Office Administrator 603-772-4002; office@exeteruu.org

A native of New England, Nancy joined the FUUSE team in February 2020. An alumna of Assumption College, Nancy brings extensive experience in organizational operations and administration to her work at FUUSE. Before joining FUUSE, she spent many years as the executive assistant to the principal of a large public high school in the Chicago suburbs. She lives with her husband John and their two Siamese cats in East Kingston, New Hampshire. In her free time, Nancy loves walking, hiking, and gardening, especially if these activities include her grandson Will.